Washington. Supplementation. page 3 *This regulation supersedes AR – customs. and Visits of Courtesy Guard of the United States. but does not identify. For more information on Customs, Courtesies and Traditions see Army Regulation , Army Command Policy, paragraph ; AR , Salutes, Honors. Study 33 AR Customs and Courtesies flashcards from Cherie K. on StudyBlue.

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Many Army customs compliment procedures required by military courtesy, while others add to the graciousness of garrison life. All established arts, trades, and professions, all races of people, all nations, and even different sections of the same nation have their own practices and customs by vustoms they govern a part of their lives.

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Speak with your own voice. The salute is not simply an honor exchanged.

Simple courtesy is an important indicator of a person’s bearing, discipline, and manners. If you are armed, however, do not remove your headgear. 600-2 you are in a car or on a motorcycle, dismount and salute.

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On February 20,General Washington’s headquarters issued an order on flags. Never turn and walk away to avoid giving the hand salute. Adherence to them connects us with soldiers throughout America’s history. When wearing headgear, the forefinger touches couresies headgear slightly above and to the right of your right eye.

Saluting is obviously inappropriate. Military history has demonstrated that units with high esprit, a sense of tradition and pride in past achievements, perform well in combat.


As a long established social organization, the Army observes a number of customs that add to the interest, pleasure, and graciousness of Army life. Never criticize the Army or a leader in public.

In general, flags incorporate design elements that are identical to or relate to the insignia worn by the members of the organization. The salute is widely misunderstood outside the military. Customs include positive actions-things you do, and taboos-things you avoid.

Continuous recognition of the significance of flags to the soldiers’ morale resulted in a well-defined system of flags for organizations at all echelons. It is information, beliefs, and customs handed down by word of mouth or by example from one generation to custoks without written instruction.

When a number of flags are displayed from staffs set in a line, the flag of the United States will be at the right; to the left of an observer facing the display. Bythe motion was modified to touching the hat, and since then it has become the hand salute used today.

Soldiers still proudly learn and remember the history, customs, and traditions behind the regiments. The Army flag is ahd the national colors of red, white, and blue with a yellow fringe. Male soldiers should remove headgear with their right hand and hold it over the left shoulder so that the right hand is over the heart.

Until no flag represented the Army as a whole. Divisions, brigades and other organizations have a distinguishing standard that shows the shoulder-sleeve insignia. Standing at parade rest is what junior enlisted soldiers do when speaking with or being addressed by an NCO.

See the Army seal in figure below. The Americans intended to follow the British practice of using two different designs for the National flag: When the flag of the United States is displayed with state flags, courtesie of the state flags will be of comparable size.


Chapter 4 Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions The Army is an organization that instills pride in its members because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in the service of the Nation. The historic War Office seal, somewhat modified from custooms original, is the design feature that gives to the Army flag its greatest distinction. A sloppy salute might mean that you’re ashamed of your unit, lack confidence, or at the very least, that you haven’t learned how to salute correctly.

Rising from the breastplate to the left facing the viewer is a pike, or esponton, 60025 by an unidentified organizational color. Our military traditions are really the “Army Way” of doing and thinking. Most forms of military courtesy have anx counterpart in civilian life.

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In saluting, turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are ckstoms. The National and organizational flags carried by Color-bearing units are called the National Color and the organizational color respectively the word color is capitalized when referring to the National flag only.

Your upper arm elbow to shoulder is horizontal to the ground. Red, white, and blue are the colors, of course, of the national flag.